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Age Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Age discrimination is when people are treated differently depending on their age. This is called ageism and age is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. It is important for people to understand what constitutes ageism and to know their rights. Introduction Along with sex, gender, race, and other forms of discrimination in the workplace, being discriminated against on the grounds of age is also unlawful and protected against under the Equality Act 2010. This article will focus on…

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Bullying and Harassment at Work: Know Your Rights

Bullying and harassment: Many people may feel as though the way they are treated does not constitute discrimination and is therefore not afforded any protection in the Equality Act 2010. This is not the case. In instances where someone is being harassed or bullied at work there is legislation to rely on. Introduction : It is important to recognise unfair treatment in work and ensure you know your rights. Being discriminated against because of a protected characteristic is not acceptable,…

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Let’s Talk About Wrongful Dismissal

Discussing the ins and outs of wrongful dismissal. Introduction : This article looks at the specific details surrounding wrongful dismissal, and what would need to be proven for a claim to be successful. There are disparities between wrongful dismissal and other forms of dismissal so it’s important to be aware of these. Wrongful dismissal : It is important for employers to always honour any rights that employees are entitled to. When an employer breaches an employee’s contract, for example, where…

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Equal Pay in a Working from Home Workforce

Many businesses are working from home 100% of the time now, which means there is no need to be location specific when pay is concerned. If anything, with the flexibility around new ways of working as a direct result of the pandemic, surely such flexibility could be awarded to other matters. The problem of equal pay has been around for years, with equality legislation being produced as a result. With a lot of workforces switching to working from home, where location…

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Some Other Substantial Reason for Dismissal

Dismissing an employee can be a difficult decision for an employer to make. Reasons why an employer may have to make the decision where it could be deemed as fair may be: where there is a breach of a statutory restriction, conduct, capability or qualifications, redundancy, and some other substantial reason (‘SOSR’). ‘Some other substantial reason’ is open to interpretation and employers may use it to justify dismissing an employee for a reason out with the other terms.  When it…

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Zero Hour Contracts: Know Your Rights

With zero-hour contracts, people are not guaranteed work and do not have a ‘fixed’ income as it were. It is a type of contract in which people engage in work on an ad-hoc basis where they have the freedom to accept or reject work from their employer. With employees rejecting work offered from an employer, employees run the risk of not being offered any more work in the future. Many people are unsure of their rights on a zero-hour contract,…

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Protected Characteristics: What You Should Know

When people are dismissed from their position, there are certain grounds which would amount to automatic unfair dismissal which could lead to a claim in the employment tribunal. One of these is where the employer has dismissed the employee based on one of their protected characteristics.  A protected characteristic is a personal attribute relating to the particular person’s identity which has been afford protection under the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics under the Act are age, disability, gender reassignment,…

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What Changes Are Coming Up in Employment Law?

The past few months have seen employment law and HR specialists focusing mostly on Brexit and the coronavirus employment measures. As April approaches, there are other   changes which employment law professionals should be mindful of.  Statutory Sick Pay (known as ‘SSP’) is used when employees are off work. SSP has been used more in the past year with employees needing time off to self-isolate. For employees who are eligible to get SSP – where they earn an average…

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Rights for Time Off: Coronavirus Vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine is proving to be a success with a lot of people already receiving their first dose. Many employers may wish for their workforce to be vaccinated, however there is no legal right for them to oppose this on their employees. For employees who do wish to be vaccinated they may need time off work to do so. The question is then, are they entitled to time off and are they entitled to be paid?  Generally speaking, employees…

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